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Thank you Mr. Deer, My truck loves smashing trees

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ToyComa92, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 2:34 AM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 [OP] Write your love, Then your anger.

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    So coming home tonight, I turn onto my road (i live in the mountains) and as im turning a fuckin deer jumps out, I fuckin freak out and try to avoid it, my truck slides out and i fuckin end up taking out two aspen trees and smashing into another.

    It looks like i need a bumper, Grill, Headlight trim, and my hood bent back... I dont know if i should report to my insurance company or just fix it myself. If i only need a grill and bumper and headlight trim it'd be great, But im afraid i whacked my fender out of line...

    What do you guys think i should do?
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  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 2:39 AM
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    Papa Tac

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    Sorry, I'm no help :eek:
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 2:40 AM
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    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    The bumper has a styrofoam like backing to crumple and take impacts, that doesn't look near back enough to have dented anything important. You'll find out when you take it off
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:15 AM
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    thunderbases

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    Sorry about the damage, dibs on your scooped hood. Just kidding!! You did not get hurt did you? Hope everything works out and no major damage. You are lucky you did not hit the deer. I have seen them total out a vehicle. Good luck to you.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    WhiteJudgeMathis

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    FYI - how insurance works for us here in Canada - if you made contact with the deer it's an act of god. If you did not then it's your own fault.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:50 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Same here, hit a deer it falls under comprehensive insurance which usually has a much lower deductable and won't affect your rates if you report something. I'd find out how your policy is written before you decide to get insurance involved. I whacked a deer in an old Ford, it did $900 in damage and all I had to pay was $50 and my rates stayed the same.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:53 AM
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    PkTaco

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    I'd have hit tbe damn deer. I'd report that to your insurance as well.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    WhiteJudgeMathis

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    I hit a deer in my old colorado a few years back, spun off the highway, rolled it into a deep ditch wrote the truck off, they paid me $7000 more then i paid for the truck 3 days before and didn't increase rates. $7000 including the $1000 deductible. Talk about having a horseshoe up my ass.. I was fretting for 2 weeks until they threw a # at me..
     
  9. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:07 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    I hit a deer last summer going 45 mph. The damage was over $4K.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    The comp deductable is something you decide on or you and your insurance agent decide on. Its something to pay attention to. They ususally start the same as your collision deductable. I think I have mine at $250 or $100 but I know its low. However you are better off hitting the deer since it should fall under a comp claim as apposed to avoiding the deer and hitting a tree that is depending on how your insurance policy is written probably considered a collision claim which means your rates will probably go up unless you are with a carrier that has accident forgiveness or something along those lines.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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    this...^^^

    and if you report it to insurance take the check and fix it yourself.

    My truck has been in a couple "incidents" and none were reported. I was literally beating my rad supports back with a BFH and wood blocks :)

    1/2 my front end is still held together with zip ties.

    If your up to it and have the know-how your damage doesn't look much worse then mine. Strip it down and check it real good.
     
  12. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    Honey Badger1

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    I did the same thing, but no trees I hit the deer knocked his ass down and wasn't able to run him over before he got up and ran off, I just used a hammer and it was my reason to my GF to get a after market grill in my old tacoma which is the same thing as my new tacoma with out the trd, just watch the airbag sensors just pull it back to normal not that i think about I'm embarrassed to say i also ran into a tree in a parking look not going very fast but it was enough for me to hit the horn and draw attention to myself.. like and idiot but that did no damage granted i was maybe doing 10
     
  13. Mar 2, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Estimate came out to 2,200 bucks... Probably gonna pay my 500 deduct and get an ARB and a Grillcraft or satoshi
     
  14. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    You should've hit the deer. Animals budge, trees don't
     
  15. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    My first thought as well...always hit the animal.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    von0777

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    it looks like u need two headlight assemblies, a grill and a hood,maybe a fender. this happened to me about 3 weeks ago. my daughter backed up at 25 miles per hours and hit my truck. I have a good friend that works at toyota. he got me a good deal on parts. i needed two headlight assemblies, a hood and a grill. the headlight assemblies locks into the grill.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    replace with high clearance bumper...shrokworks, or demello, or WARN
     
  19. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    That sucks, Man. Fix it yourself or you're gonna get it up the A$$![​IMG]
     
  20. Mar 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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    himmie

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    I have always agreed with this. Not as sure now. I let someone else drive my truck and traveling ~55 MPH... $14,000 worth of damage.

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